Wathen’s Single Barrel Bourbon — Review

Wathen's is a very popular everyday bourbon. It's affordable, it's highly drinkable and it's not hard to find.
Wathen’s is a very popular everyday bourbon. It’s affordable, it’s highly drinkable and it’s not hard to find.

Overview:

The locals here in Louisville always speak highly of Wathen’s, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually bought a bottle and tried it.  What precipitated the purchase was my discovery of Old Medley 12, which I think is Wathen’s older brother.  I love Old Medley, so getting a bottle of Wathen’s was only a matter of time.

Company Specs:

None that I could find.

Awards:

None that I could find.

Taste: B-

Smooth and sweet at first, then a pleasant but spicy finish. Easy to drink.

Value: A-

I think you can pick it up for around $35, definitely under $40. For that price, it’s a must buy.  I seem to be saying this a lot, but it’s a great everyday bourbon.  Something to sip on, something to share, something to mix.

Overall: B

I think Wathen’s is a great alternative to the name brand bourbons that everyone is familiar with.  It’s a great change of pace.  As mentioned, it’s competitively priced, so you have no reason not to pick up a bottle.


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